Proton MR spectroscopy of pediatric cerebellar tumors.

  title={Proton MR spectroscopy of pediatric cerebellar tumors.},
  author={Z J Wang and Leslie N. Sutton and Avital Cnaan and John C. Haselgrove and Lucy Balian Rorke and H Zhao and Larissa T. Bilaniuk and Robert A. Zimmerman},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  volume={16 9},
PURPOSE To investigate the role of proton MR spectroscopy in pediatric cerebellar tumor diagnosis. METHODS Single voxel pulse sequences with long echo time (135 or 270 milliseconds, voxel size 8 to 19 cm3), were used to obtain proton spectra of primary pediatric cerebellar tumors. Eleven primitive neuroectodermal tumors (patient age, 2 to 12 years; mean, 7 years), 11 low-grade astrocytomas (age, 2 to 16 years; mean, 9 years), 4 ependymomas (age, 1 to 6 years; mean, 4 years), 1 mixed glioma… CONTINUE READING